Ricardo: Analyst Consultant - Climate Action

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Analyst Consultant - Climate Action

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Bristol

  • Closing Date
  • 09/12/2021

Job Description

Role: Analyst Consultant

Location: we have offices across the UK including Harwell, London, Glasgow, Manchester and Bristol

Salary: £22 -28,000 depending on experience



Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging and pressing problems, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.


We now have an opportunity for an Analyst Consultant to support a range of exciting and innovative projects within our in our Climate Action Planning & Transparency team.


Key Accountabilities


As an Analyst Consultant, you will provide research and analytical support to our team of international experts in order to deliver a wide range of projects to various clients at local, regional and national level, in the rapidly developing area of Climate Action Planning & Transparency. This includes greenhouse gas inventories and projections, identification and tracking of climate change actions and targets, tracking support (such as climate finance), and international reporting requirements. Your role will also directly support the design and implementation of climate action plans and policies, and Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems, or elements thereof, for local, regional and national governments around the world. This may include international travel, subject to Covid-19 restrictions.


You will manage your time across several projects, including within the Climate Action Planning & Transparency team and with other teams in the Evidence & Policy Business Unit as required. Specific tasks will be dependent on your level of experience and interests and will vary, but are likely to particularly include data analysis, calculations and modelling, including developing GHG inventories and projections, bespoke tools and assessments, and using third party software. You will also be involved in supporting the development of dissemination of outputs, through report writing, training and capacity building activities. This includes developing materials for workshops (virtual or in-person delivery), where you will have the opportunity to make active contributions to technical meetings, interviews or training sessions with clients and stakeholders. The role will also include research and policy analysis, production of guidance and publications, and supporting the writing of plans and policies for clients. Given the variety of projects the team works on, you will be a self-starter, responsible for the quality and delivery of your work, and will work alongside other consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs.


In all aspects of this role, you will work as part of a cross-disciplinary team of expert consultants. We have recently completed or are currently carrying out projects in a wide range of countries in South America, Africa and Asia, including supporting implementation of the Paris Agreement goals, Nationally Determined Contributions, capacity building for low carbon development, as well projects supporting climate emergencies and ‘net zero’ in the UK. You will contribute to both the delivery of this existing exciting work and the development of future projects we undertake, developing your skills and expertise, and contributing to the team’s business development plan.




A Bachelors (2.1 or above), Masters or PhD in a scientific or environmental subject
An interest and awareness of key environmental and climate change issues
Experience and a high level of skill in research and data analysis
A high level of numeracy and an interest and talent for data analysis
Strong PC literacy – especially in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint


Experience in a consultancy or in a customer facing commercial environment
Experience and technical knowledge of GHG accounting and reporting
Familiarity with databases. Any knowledge of wider data management software e.g. MySQL or R would be an advantage.
Willingness to work overseas on short term assignments
Fluency in a second language

Skills and behaviours:


Accuracy and attention to detail
Effective communication skills, both written and oral and basic presentation skills.
Excellent organisation and time management skills
Flexibility, resilience and enthusiasm
Strong problem solving and creative thinking skills
Able to work independently and demonstrate initiative, as well as operate effectively as part of a team


Our People are important to us and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme. Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusion approach as explained in this message by our CEO.


Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.